A rarely seen video portrait of black British artist Donald Rodney (1961-1998), who suffered from sickle cell anaemia. The video uses a mixture of home movies, studio and location based tableaux, interviews and testimonies to examine how he uses his art to come to terms with constant pain.
Three Songs on Pain, Time and Light
FILMJohn Akomfrah, 1991, 79’
Who Needs a Heart explores the tumultuous life of civil rights activist Michael X trough a fictionalized group of friends and lovers.